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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Okay, this might sound like a stupid question.

K-Pants is obviously teething. The past couple of days, I've noticed a difference in his teeth. Where there was one "fang" on either side, there's now... two? Close together?

The only other cat whose teeth I've looked at closely is my mom's 16 year old kitty's, and she's lost a lot of teeth.

Is he supposed to have two there? Will one fall out? If the one hasn't fallen out, is there a problem?

I'm so at this, it seems silly... but I figure if there's anyone I can ask (before I call the vet and sound lame, if there's no problem), it's you guys!
post #2 of 20
Does it look like this?

post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Does it look like this?

YES! Just like that!
post #4 of 20
His baby toothy peg is ready to drop out then

That was Jack aged 6 months, and a couple of days later it dropped out and looked like this

post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Awww, thanks so much for the reassurance! That's what I was thinking it might be... so glad he's not having dental issues already

Cute! I'm sure I'll step on it on my way to the bathroom one night and have a nice little puncture wound
post #6 of 20
I never did find Jacks Keep an eye on it though just incase it doesn't drop out. Has he been neutered yet, because when i saw it Jack was going in the following week to be neutered so i mentioned it to my vet, but she said if it was still there when he went in they usually take it out when their under.

It should drop out ok though, so i hope you find it
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
He was neutered last month. How long does it take to drop out, usually? This is probably day three of my noticing it.
post #8 of 20
Well Jack was 6 months old so i would say between 4-6 months. How old is he now?
post #9 of 20
Cats will usually just swallow it. I have yet to find one!
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
He's about 5.5 months, but I was just wondering how long between that new tooth coming through and the old one dropping out?
post #11 of 20
I am always on the look out for a kitty tooth and I can never find one!! I always want to put them in their baby books but I can never find them!

I hope the tooth comes out without any issues!
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by kaete View Post
Okay, this might sound like a stupid question.

K-Pants is obviously teething. The past couple of days, I've noticed a difference in his teeth. Where there was one "fang" on either side, there's now... two? Close together?

The only other cat whose teeth I've looked at closely is my mom's 16 year old kitty's, and she's lost a lot of teeth.

Is he supposed to have two there? Will one fall out? If the one hasn't fallen out, is there a problem?

I'm so at this, it seems silly... but I figure if there's anyone I can ask (before I call the vet and sound lame, if there's no problem), it's you guys!
How old is your kitten?
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Judi View Post
How old is your kitten?
She said about 5.5 months.

It varies on each cat. I never paid much attention. One day I look and I see baby teeth, then I look and see both, then I see the adult fangs.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by kaete View Post
He's about 5.5 months, but I was just wondering how long between that new tooth coming through and the old one dropping out?
I just happend to notice it when i was checking his teeth one night when he was asleep So i don't know how long it was there?.

I started checking them every day after that, and then after 3 days it was gone.

It shouldn't be long now for the tooth fairy to come though
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by kaete View Post
He was neutered last month. How long does it take to drop out, usually? This is probably day three of my noticing it.
Mambo had just the same teething issue as your boy and he had "double fangs" for weeks in both sides. Unlike you I called the vet and he said that if the baby-tooth hadn't fallen out about 6 months of age I should give him a call.

One day he just coughed it up in my hand!
post #16 of 20
I think both Cleo and Maggie lost theirs within a week of me noticing them. I've found and saved several baby teeth. I got Lola after she was 6 months old, so she already had her adult teeth.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
I've found and saved several baby teeth.
Oh you lucky thing I was on my hands and knees with all three of mine looking for them
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Oh you lucky thing I was on my hands and knees with all three of mine looking for them
You know where I found most of them? In my bed, of all places!!!
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Just wanted to let you all know that I checked yesterday, and the baby teeth are gone! His big-boy fangs are in, and I have no idea where the baby teeth are I'm sure he swallowed them. But all is well
post #20 of 20
Awwwww there you go!! He needs a treat now from the toothy peg fairy
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
You know where I found most of them? In my bed, of all places!!!
I never checked there!
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